violence or non-violence -- Gandhi on israel, Zionists, Holocaust, etc -- some history --
... what did Mahatma Gandhi actually think of the idea of Israel, and of the fate of the Jews of his time?
As it turns out, M.K. Gandhi engaged in sustained conversation with Jewish intellectuals of his day—many of whom were dismayed by the great man's insistence, for example, that Jews in Germany should have willingly "offered themselves to the butcher's knife."
In this essay, Shalom Goldman sketches out the little-known background to a contemporary controversy. ...